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Pakistan: Media personnel beaten to prevent coverage of student protest

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Seventeen media workers were assaulted and their equipment seized by the private guards of Agriculture University Faisalabad, while they tried to cover the incident of expelled students, who were not being allowed to enter the varsity premises. The incident took place on June 20 in Faisalabad city in the Punjab province Pakistan. Those who were […]


Attack on media won’t be tolerated: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has condemned the attack on a DSNG van of a private news channel in Faisalabad on Tuesday. In a statement, she said no restriction can be imposed on Media in the country and the democratic government firmly believes in freedom of expression. She said attacks on Media […]


Ministry asked to take steps for protecting journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage has directed the ministry to take measures to protect journalists and their families without dilly-dallying. The committee while discussing ‘The Protection of Journalists Bill, 2014’ directed the Information and Broadcasting Division to complete consultation with all the stakeholders including media organisations without further […]


Seminary students ‘assault’ TV channel team for drinking water

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ISLAMABAD: Students of the Madressah Haqqania beat up Din News employees, broke their camera and also threw stones at their DSNG on Tuesday. Members of the team from Din News say the madressah management was involved in electricity theft and that they were beaten by the students because they were reporting on this. The madressah […]


Varsity guards beat up journalists

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FAISALABAD: Eight journalists were attacked and beaten up by University of Agriculture Faisalabad’s guards outside the varsity’s premises on Tuesday. While UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmed has not taken any immediate action, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah promised a strict action as well as registration of a case against the varsity’s guards. Recently, the […]


Journalists under fire from many sides

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HARIPUR: Bakhsheesh Elahi was waiting for the morning bus when a lone gunman on a motorcycle pulled up beside him and shot him dead. Rana Tanveer had just taken his family to safety after radical Islamists spray-painted death threats on his door, when a car smashed into his motorcycle and sped away. Taha Siddiqui answered […]


Crimes against women, children on the rise

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LAHORE – Mostly women and children are being targeted by different types of criminals on social media websites and the authorities have failed to provide any relief to the victims so far. The cases in courts show that very few women approach appropriate forums for redressal of their grievances, including blackmailing and harassment on Facebook. […]


PML-F leader renders apology to Tribune staffer

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KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) leader Pirzada Yasir Shah, whose guards assaulted The Express Tribune reporter Zubair Ashraf, condemned the incident and rendered an apology on Tuesday. Shah said he was not aware about the incident that whether a guard from his convoy had assaulted the reporter. “We believe in freedom of expression and this […]


Journalists protest against targeted killing of colleague

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PESHAWAR: The journalist community of Peshawar on Monday held a protest demonstration outside the press club against the targeted killing of Haripur-based journalist Bakhshish Elahi, and demanded arrest of their colleague’s killers. Holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans decrying the killing of Elahi, the media persons demanded the early arrest of his killers and […]


Assault of Tribune staffer: Three suspects remanded into police custody

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KARACHI: A judicial magistrate remanded on Monday three suspects into police custody for allegedly manhandling The Express Tribune staffer Zubair Ashraf on Saturday. The Defence police presented Majnon, Ghulam Shabbir and Altaf Hussain before the District South judicial magistrate and sought their remand. Investigation officer Ali Raza Hashmi told the judge that the suspects were arrested […]


Journalist gunned down in Haripur

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HARIPUR: A journalist was shot dead in a commercial area of Haripur on Sunday morning. Sources said that Bakhsheesh Elahi, the bureau chief of Urdu-language daily K-2, was going to his office from his house on Lora Road when men on a motorcycle opened fire on him and sped away. They said Mr Elahi received […]


Express Tribune staffer facing threats

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A senior staffer of The Express Tribune has been receiving threats from unknown people for the past several days. Chief reporter of The Express Tribune Lahore bureau, Rana Tanveer, has been facing the threats due to his work reporting on issues of minority communities. Two days ago, Tanveer was hit by a speeding car and […]


Journalist beaten up by politician’s guards: police

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KARACHI: A journalist was on Saturday beaten up by guards of a politician belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional for raising objections over rash driving, said SSP-South Saqib Ismail Memon. The police officer told Dawn that he visited the JPMC hospital where the reporter of The Express Tribune, Zubair Ashraf, was sent for a medical […]


First death sentence handed to man for blasphemy on social media

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An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday sentenced a man to death for sharing blasphemous content about Islam on social media, a government prosecutor said. ATC Judge Shabir Ahmed announced the sentence for the 30-year-old accused in Bahawalpur, according to Shafiq Qureshi. The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) had arrested the accused, who belongs to the Shia […]